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Cucumber-Basil Granita

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 4 hrs, 45 mins
Yield

Makes 4 to 6 servings

The blend of cucumber, basil, and lime make this spiked treat super refreshing. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups seedless cucumber slices
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chilled herbal gin (such as Hendricks), optional

How to Make It

  1. Process first 3 ingredients in a blender 20 seconds. Add basil and salt; process 20 seconds. Pour mixture into a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Freeze 4 to 5 hours or until ice crystals form, stirring every hour. If desired, top each serving with a shot of chilled gin.